Our Board 

Director, Halden Burns Ltd

Anne Burns has been a leading journalist and corporate advisor for the past 30 years. Anne worked in the print media in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth before establishing communications management firm Halden Burns Pty Ltd in 2003 with former State politician John Halden. Anne has a life-long interest in public affairs.

Senior Principal, A.C. Morris & Co.

Frank Iannantuoni is a Senior Principal at A.C. Morris & Co, which specialises in providing taxation and business services advice to individuals, partnerships, superannuation funds, trusts and companies. Frank is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor and holds a Public Practice Certificate - Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Human Resources Manager, Hess Australia Pty Ltd

Jenny Bates has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources in the oil and gas industry, with nearly 10 years spent working in the UK and US. She is currently HR Manager for Hess Australia, a subsidiary of the New York based Hess Corporation global energy company. Hess Australia is an oil and gas exploration company and is developing the Equus gas field offshore NW Western Australia.

Director of Kath Polglase Consulting and Helios Psychology.

Kath is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She works in private practise providing organisation development services, training and executive coaching; as well as psychological counselling. Kath has worked in a number of settings across government and private sector. Kath is passionate about partnering with individuals and organisations to support them in being more effective at what they do. Kath is currently Director of Kath Polglase Consulting and Helios Psychology.

Principal/Director of Effective Legal 

Matthew is a senior legal practitioner, having practised in WA for 32 years. He was formerly a partner at Minter Ellison, heading their Insurance Division in 1998 - 2000 before becoming the Managing Partner of his own firm until 2008. He has also worked in the private sector in roles embracing insurance and risk, including a role as Commercial Manager of an ASX listed company (from 2011 – 2013). He is now the principal / director of his “own” firm (Effective Legal) practicing in a wide range of advisory, risk, property, commercial and litigious fields. He also has a keen interest in Local Government, having advised many Local Authorities over his career, and having been a twice serving Councillor at the Town of East Fremantle.

Director Dalcorp Advisory

Lou is a registered Architect and Builder with over 35 years’ experience in Design, Development, Masterplanning, Building and management. Lou has held senior executive positions in Government and the Private Sector, delivering innovative housing, redevelopment of inner city areas, land development, construction and public policy.  Lou is currently a Director of Dalcorp Advisory which provides consultancy services to the Private sector and government in land development, redevelopment and infill solutions, master planning, medium density housing, product innovation, peer reviews and mentoring.


Stephen Thackray was formerly Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia and the Head of the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia.  He is an Honorary Member and former Director of Relationships Services Australia.  Following his retirement from judicial office in January 2019, Stephen commenced practice as a mediator throughout Australia.